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Goats
Submitted by: Andleeb Alvi, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
The Three Cabritos by:Eric A. Kimmel
Retells, with a southwestern United States setting, the traditional tale about three billy goat brothers who trick a beast that lives under the bridge.
Huck Runs Amuck by:Sean Taylor
The residents of North Skettykolk are no match for a visiting mountain goat with an enormous appetite for flowers.
Bill Grogan's Goat by:Mary Ann Hoberman
Presents the familiar rhyme about a pesky goat that gets in trouble for eating shirts off the clothesline.
Songs
Mary Had a William Goat
(To the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Oh, Mary had a William goat,
William goat, William goat
Mary had a William goat
And he was lined with zinc.

He followed her to school one day
School one day, school one day
He followed her to school one day
And drank a pint of ink.

Oh, once he ate an oyster can
Oyster can, Oyster can
Once he ate an Oyster can
And Mary’s daddy’s shirts

The shirts can do no harm inside
Harm inside, harm inside
The shirts can do no harm inside
But oh! the oyster can.


B.I.L.L.Y
(To the tune of B.I.N.G.O)

There was farmer, he had a goat,
And BILLY was him name-o
B–I–L–L–Y, B–I–L–L–Y,B–I–L–L–Y and Billy was his name-o

There was farmer, he had a goat,
And BILLY was him name-o
(Clap) –I–L–L–Y,(clap)–I–L–L–Y
(clap) –I–L–L–Y and Billy was his name-o

There was farmer, he had a goat,
And BILLY was him name-o
(Clap)–(clap)-L–L–Y,(clap)–
(clap)–L–L–Y
(clap)–(clap)–L–L–Y and Billy was his name-o

There was farmer, he had a goat,
And BILLY was him name-o
(Clap)–(clap)–(clap)–L–Y,
(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–L–Y,
(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–L–Y,
and Billy was his name-o

There was farmer, he had a goat,
And BILLY was him name-o
(Clap)–(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–Y,
(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–Y,
(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–Y
and Billy was his name-o
There was farmer, he had a goat,
And BILLY was him name-o
(Clap)-(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–(clap),
(Clap)–(clap)–(clap)–(clap)–(clap),
(Clap)–(clap)–(clap)–(clap)– (clap),
and Billy was his name-o
Craft
Fold a big white paper plate in a form of a rough triangular shape to look like a goat's face. (Don't make the bottom pointy. Make it so that one end comes to 2.5" and one side is 4-5") Use another paper plate to cut out two horns and two ears. For eyes you can use the inside part of the letter 'O' or a small oval and a black dot. For nose, a little black triangle would work great.When put together, you'll have a cute goat's face.